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Student Dress Code

Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

The district's dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following: Dress Code applies at all school sponsored events. Athletic teams and extracurricular organizations may have higher standards than these regarding dress code. Refer to your coach or sponsor’s handbook for this information.

● All clothing must be worn in the manner for which it was designed.
● Patches, ornaments, armbands, buttons, insignia, or clothing with sayings or advertisements that are in bad taste, indecent, unpatriotic, or disruptive may not be worn. No clothing that advertises alcohol or drugs will be allowed.
● Clothes must be of sufficient length and style to cover all undergarments.
● Students must have at least a three-finger shoulder seam. More than one shirt may not be used to reach this three-finger minimum. Undergarments should not be visible in the armhole area. Muscle shirts, shirts with oversized armholes, or backless shirts or tops are not permitted.
● Shorts, Dresses, Skirts and “skorts” must be no shorter than 4” above the top of the knee. Wind shorts are not allowed.
● No rolled waistbands.
● Shorts and pants should have nothing written across the seat.
● All secondary students (Grades 6-12) must wear a shirt that is long enough to be tucked-in if requested to do so.
● Students must have hair that is a natural color (Blonde, Brunette, Black, Brown, Red). Streaks of unnatural hair color will not be allowed. Student’s hair must be a natural hair color and natural growth pattern.
● Leggings can only be worn with a long shirt that covers a student's front and backside.
● See-through clothing may not be worn.
● No headwear (caps/hats, hoodies, bandannas, scarves) may be worn in the school building.
● Male students may not have hair that extends below the shoulder. Hair may not obstruct a student’s vision or a view of the student's face.
● Mohawks and “Faux Hawks” will not be permitted. If the hair is “spiked”, the “spike” may not stick up more than 1-inch longer than the surrounding hair.
● Facial hair is not permitted. Sideburns must not extend below the earlobes.
● Visible body piercings (excluding girls’ earrings) are not allowed. Bandaids may not be used to cover visible piercings.
● Nose Rings must be clear stud spacers.
● Students are not allowed to wear gauges.
● No “sagging” pants will be allowed. Belts are required if needed.
● Tattoos are not allowed to be visible. They must be covered at all times.
● Students are expressly prohibited from wearing the following articles of clothing at school, including but not limited to:
   *pajamas or house shoes
   *wallet (or similar) chains
● Tears, rips, or holes that show skin, are not allowed higher than four inches above the knee.
● Garments from or representing another public or private school district other than Era ISD will not be permitted.

With the ever changing fashions and fads, the administration reserves the right to determine acceptability regarding items that may not be specifically addressed within this handbook. Extra-curricular activities are
also subject to any additional requirements set forth by the sponsor or coach.

**The principal has final judgment on whether a student is in compliance with dress code standards**

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given a warning and be expected to correct the violation of school dress code. Upon the second offense disciplinary action will be taken. If not corrected or if a second dress code infraction occurs, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day. It will be expected on the first offense and any following offenses that the problem is corrected by the student and the student returns to class. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time. Note: If an acceptable change of clothes may not be obtained, the student will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day.

A student can request a parent or designee to bring an acceptable change of clothing to the school; however, doing so does not negate consequences if there are multiple offenses. Depending on the severity of the infraction a student may be assigned ISS on the first violation until corrected. Repeat offenses will result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

If a student receives clothes from the front office the student must turn in their cell phone to the office for the day. Once the clothes are returned to the front office the student will receive their phone back. Students wearing shorts that are too short will be assigned the following consequences:

● First offense: students will be asked to change clothes.
● Second offense: the student will be asked to change clothes and a detention or ISS will be issued..
● Third offense: the student will not be allowed to wear shorts for the rest of the semester.

Clear plastic water bottles only (Secondary only)